Quote Of The Day — February 1, 2015

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We are, finally, all wanderers in search of knowledge. Most of us hold the dream of becoming something better than we are, something larger, richer, in some way more important to the world and ourselves. Too often, the way taken is the wrong way, with too much emphasis on what we want to have, rather than what we wish to become.”

Louis L’Amour, (22 March 1908 – 10 June 1988) Education of a Wandering Man

 

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6 Responses to Quote Of The Day — February 1, 2015

  1. Garnet92 says:

    I find that most of us realize that we’ve been chasing the wrong dream too late in life. It’s never too late to try, but we might have been more successful if we’d realized what our goal should have been a little earlier.

  2. Grouchy says:

    How right you are, Garnet. And a lot of that comes from the parents and role models chosen early in life.
    I don’t know of any parent who honestly asked a child, “What do YOU want to do?”, and then suffered through their pangs finding the answer. This is not to say there haven’t been parents like that. But seeing the dysfunction in the lives of many, I’d say there’s a pretty good majority that were “forced” or “strongly encouraged” into a role they’re not all that comfortable with.

    Then, there are the mates, male or female, who demand certain standards, that are totally unrealistic to a person’s dreams. But the person “Yes, Dear”s for domestic tranquility, and that proves fleeting at best.

  3. Liz entrekin says:

    Great quote! I can’t remember who or where read, but the object of youth is to grow, the object of teens is to test, the object of young adults is procreate and acquire. It is only after these have ended and we have the less harried years that we can honestly reflect and mature in our outlook on life. Point in case, Christ though he did show moments of true enlightening as a child, had to get past all the steps of youth and early adulthood to be viewed as one who had wisdom. So it behooves all of us who are thinking, older adults to remember though the youth criticize our ways as old fashioned, wisdom tactfully applied is the responsibility of elders to pass on.

    • Grouchy says:

      G’Morning, Liz,,,
      Thank You for this awesome comment.
      It brings to mind, in a strange way, the Buddha. If only we had the time and patience today, to sit under a tree waiting for “Enlightenment”. That can be taken either literally or figuratively.
      But we are a “I want it NOW~!” culture, and generation.

  4. Clyde says:

    No argument here.Good one as usual, GF.